Thursday, 28 March 2019

Report on National Seminar on Development and Ecological Sustainability: Issues in Emerging India Organised by the Dept of Life Sciences on Dec 7 and 8, 2018

The two-day National Seminar on Development and Ecological Sustainability: Issues in Emerging India saw active participation from 8 Indian states. The organizer of the seminar was Dr Antoney P U, Professor, Dept of Life Sciences. Many interesting abstracts were presented by the participants and discussions relating to wildlife biology and conservation took place. Also the launch of the Proceedings book containing the abstracts submitted also took place during the seminar.



REPORT ON INVITED TALK BY DR PATTANATHU RAHMAN ORGAINZIED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LIFE SCIENCES ON MARCH1, 2019

                The department of Life Sciences had organized a talk by Dr Pattanathu Rahman, Fellow of Royal Society of Arts, University of Portsmouth, UK. The topic was “Research and Developments in Biosurfactants and the introduction of synthetic biology to improve Microbial Processes”. He talked about the importance of biosurfactants and the process of scaling up the production of the same. He also spoke about educate the students about economy and the business model. He laid stress on the discovery, patenting and use of novel microorganisms for various biotechnological processes. The talk was followed by question answer rounds, that was highly beneficial to the students. 


Report on Study trip to Central Poultry Development and Training Institute, Hesaraghatta, Bangalore Organized by the Dept of Life Sciences on 27 February, 2019.


A study trip was organized on 27 Feb 2019, for the 6 BCZ class to the central poultry development and training institute, Hesarughatta, Bangalore as part of the practical syllabus accompanied by Dr Paari and Prof Ganesh.  The Central Poultry Development Organisation and Training Institute under Government of India, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Government of India was formed after merging and restructuring of the Central Poultry Units located at Hessaraghatta, Bangalore viz. Central Poultry Training Institute, Central Poultry Breeding Farm, Central Duck Breeding Farm, Random Sample Poultry Performance Testing Centre, during June 2003. It is located close to and on the way to Hessaraghatta lake about 40 kms from Christ University in Bangalore. It was established with an objective of acclimatizing and multiplying the exotic strains of WLH poultry. The Centre also has a Duck Breeding Farm (CDBF) with the technical collaboration of Government of United Kingdom for production and supply of layer and meat type of ducks across the country.  Th students had a fruitful interaction with the Director Dr Mahesh PS and the deputy director Dr KS Prathap Kumar of the institute who briefed us about the history of the institute as well its aims and objectives. Dr Prathap Kumar also took the students to show the demonstration units where the different breeds of fowls were reared for visitors view. In all, this visit helped students to gain an insight in the happenings and functioning of the institute. Practical application of the theoretical knowledge gained in college was obtained allowing us to get a better grasp of the concepts.



Report on Alumni as resource person for the Moth camp at Ramanagara, Bangalore Rural on 14 and 15, July 2018 by Ladybird consulting

                As a part of the extension activities of the Green Army, Rachit Singh, a Green Army Volunteer was invited as a resource person for the Moth Camp event and an interactive session on moths was conducted along with observations on the moth screen.  The event was organised by a LLP company called Ladybird consulting. Participants of different age groups were present and around 50+ moth species were observed.  Apart from moths, nature studies in the morning were also done where birds, butterflies and plants were observed, small sessions on birdwatching and other wildlife ethics were also discussed. 


Report on Research Lab Visit organized by the Dept of Life Sciences for MSc Biotechnology students on March 7 and 8, 2019

 The students of 4 semester MSc Biotechnology were taken for a research lab tour by Dr Suma S and Dr Biljo V Joseph to Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Trivandrum and Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanical Garden and Research Institute, Palode in Kerala. The students were taken to different research labs and instrumentation labs in RGCB and JNTBGRI and the scientists briefed them on the mandates of the lab (Infectious diseases biology, Cancer Biology, Micropropagation, Plant Molecular Biology etc) and the uses of the sophisticated instruments.





REPORT ON FOREIGN FACULTY INTERACTION WIH DEPARTMENT OF LIFE SCIENCES ON MARCH 1, 2019

The department of Life sciences had organized an interactive session with foreign faculty from UK on March 1, 2019. The participants from the foreign Universities included Dr Lynda Partridge, Fellow of Royal Society of Biology, University of Sheffield, UK and Dr Pattanathu Rahman, Fellow of Royal Society of Arts, University of Portsmouth, UK.  The event was done in collaboration with British Council. Thefaculty in charge was Dr Sayantan from CHRIST. Ms Miriam Ebenezer, Sr Manager, South India British Council, Chennai also participated in the discussion. The meeting was attended by Dr Anish, Dr Praveen, Dr Mridul, Dr Venkat, Dr Alok, Dr Biljo, Dr Paari, Dr Manikantan, Dr Sayantan from the Department of Life Sciences The meeting mainly focused on the possibilities of collaboration between the institutions which the delegates belonged to and CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bangalore. The delegates also informed the faculty members about the MSc programmes in their University. Ms Miriam informed the faculty members about the role of British Council to facilitate the collaboration. The delegates also had a discussion with Fr Jobi Xavier, HOD, Life Sciences.


REPORT ON FOREIGN FACULTY GUEST LECTURE BY DR LYNDA PARTRIDGE ORGAINZIED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LIFE SCIENCES ON MARCH 1, 2019

              The department of Life Sciences had organized a foreign faculty guest lecture by Dr Lynda Partridge, Fellow of Royal Society of Biology, University of Sheffield, UK. The welcome address was delivered by Dr Sayantan, followed by introduction of the speaker by Ms Sumam Sara Sunil, a student of BSc CBZ, VI semester. This was followed by the delivery of the lecture by Dr Lynda Partridge. The title of her talk was “Non-stick skin” – anti-adhesive strategies as alternatives for antimicrobial therapy”. The talk mainly focused on food security, antibiotic resistance and healthy ageing. She also talked on the monoclonal antibody production. She also talked about the emergence of superbugs that pose threats to the environment. In addition to that she talked on the interaction between the host and pathogens like Neisseria and Staphylococcus aureus. The students actively engaged in query session after the talk.

Monday, 18 March 2019

REPORT ON ANNUAL PROJECT EXHIBITION - 2019


The Annual Project Exhibition was organized as a part of NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY by the Electronics Club on 1 March 2019, between 10am to 3pm in the Pathway of Main Campus. The mission behind holding this exhibition is to provide   a platform for the final year students to demonstrate and explain their constructed circuit with model to the visitors of the stall thereby promoting the learning process with hands-on experience.


The exhibition was organized by the B.Sc. final year students of both PME and CME classes as a part of their VI semester project work under the guidance of the faculty members of the department of Electronics. There were a total of 41 working projects on display during the event.  The students demonstrated the working of their projects using a power point presentation and charts to the visitors.


Dr. Surendra Kulkarni, Dean of Science and Dr. George Thomas C, Associate Dean of Science visited the exhibition and encouraged the students by interacting with the students.
The students from other classes visited the exhibition and interacted with the senior students.This exhibition succeeded in giving an overview of practical applications in various domains with a special attention to some of the problemswith social relevance. The event motivated the first and second year students to take up the project work seriously and more enthusiastically.


All the faculty members of department of Physics and Electronics were present during the exhibition and provided guidance to the students for the successful execution of the program.

TEAM
TITLE OF THE PROJECT
TEAM
TITLE OF THE PROJECT
1
PARKING SLOT AVAILABILITY
22
AUTOMATED  SERVING TRAY
2
ROBOT CLEANER
23
BIOMETRIC EVM
3
COIN INSERTIONMOBILE CHARGER
24
HUMAN DETECTION ROBOT
4
SMART PARKING SYSTEM
25
ACCIDENT RESCUE SYSTEM
5
COLOUR SELECTORS
26
PARCEL DELIVERY DRONE
6
AUTOMATIC PET FEEDER
27
SMART IRRIGATION SYSTEM
7
AUTOMATIC SOLAR TRACKER
28
CELL PHONE OPERATED ROVER
8
LIFI BASED DATA TRANSMISSION
29
SPY ROBOT
9
HAND GESTURE CONTROL CAR
30
FINGER PRINT HOME SECURITY
10
ROBOTIC ARM
31
SOLAR TRACKING SYSTEM
11
GENERAL PURPOSE APPLIANCE CONTROL
32
HAND GESTURE ROBOTIC ARM
12
DAM AUTOMATION USING ARDUINO
33
IOT GARBAGE SENSOR
13
SPIDER ROBOT
34
SIGN LANGUAGE TRANSLATOR
14
AUTOMATIC GREEN HOUSE CONTROL
35
AUTOMATED TITRATION
15
3 WHEEL HOLONOMIC DRIVE BOT
36
CHILD RESCUE SYSTEM
16
INTERACTIVE COFFEE TABLE
37
AMBIENT AIR MONITOR
17
DOT BOT - PRINTER PEN
38
TRACK DISTORTION DETECTOR
18
CAPACITIVE TOUCH PIANO
39
QUAD COPTER
19
BIONIC ARM
40
SMART HOME
20
ACCIDENT DETECTOR
41
BLUEOOTH CONTROLLED SPY CAR
21
HAND GESTURE CONTROLLED ROBOT





Workshop on MATLAB Organised by Department of Physics and Electronics 2018



The Department of Physics and Electronics had organized a two day workshop on MATLAB in association with Technologics Global Pvt Ltd, Bengaluru (A recognized Institute by Govt of India, by NSDC & Skill India program) on 14-15 December 2018 for B.Sc. (PME and CME) students. About 52 students participated in the workshop. The resource persons from the company conducted both theory and practical sessions. The workshop helped students in understanding the scientific and research applications of the MATLAB software. Students acquired hands on training on Matlab software and other associated software and hardware tools. Certificates were issued directly to students by the company.





Friday, 1 March 2019

A Report on Industry Visit to CSIR-NAL

The Department of Physics and Electronics always believes in providing the necessary practical skills to the students along with theoretical knowledge of electronics and to fulfill this objective, the department organizes various programs and activities for the students through its Electronics Club, association of electronics students. The industry visit also aims at giving an exposure of the industrial environment with latest equipments and newest technologies in use to the students. 
The department had organized an industry visit for the VI semester B.Sc. CME students to CSIR-NAL on 25 February 2019. A total of 53 students from the VI Sem CME class with two teachers visited CSIR-NAL campus situated on HAL Airport Road, Bengaluru.

The entire visit was guided by Mr. Somanarayanan, Principal Technical officer, KTMD, CSIR-NAL. He gave brief information on the research and development activities of NAL. He took the visiting team to CSMST Wind farm in the same campus and explained the technical details of wind-solar hybrid systems. The team was then taken out to another place, Belur campus situated at about 5km from the NAL main campus. He took the team to Trisonic Wind tunnel area, Acoustic Test facility and described the functioning of each with applications.



It was a fruitful visit to the prestigious R&D organization and Electronics Club wishes to sincerely thank the CHRIST (Deemed to be University) management and the department for providing this opportunity for the students that motivates and enables them to go for higher studies and research in renewable energy sector.